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Microsoft Philanthropies Donates $1B in Cloud Tech to Nonprofits, Aims to Triple Impact

Sep 25, 2017 8:05 AM ET - The demands on nonprofits are perhaps greater today than ever. That’s why, in early 2016, Microsoft Philanthropies committed to donating $1 billion in cloud computing resources, over three years, to help 70,000 nonprofit organizations digitally...

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GRI: 20 Years of Driving Global Change

Sep 25, 2017 8:00 AM ET - Today, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) marks its 20th anniversary and charts a refreshed course to help even more businesses use sustainability reporting to create the conditions for sustainable development. To do this, GRI will focus on...

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Everyday Champion Endre Szabo Created Cycling Program to Help Refugees

Sep 25, 2017 7:00 AM ET - Middle Eastern refugees fleeing to Europe include thousands of unaccompanied children lacking basic humanitarian aid and facing an uncertain future. Moved by their plight,...

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UN Global Compact Challenges Companies to Disrupt the Business-As-Usual Mindset

Sep 22, 2017 8:30 PM ET - Today, nearly 800 business leaders from over 70 countries joined leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017. Convened during the 72nd Regular Session of UN General Assembly, the Summit...

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Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Featured Case Study: Ending the Woes of Short-Termism

Sep 22, 2017 12:15 PM ET - Eric Ries, one of the most prominent entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, is launching the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE), a new stock exchange for companies and investors that want to focus on long-term values and sustainable development rather than...

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Scaling What Works in #STEM

Sep 22, 2017 10:40 AM ET - The cover of National Geographic magazine’s March 2015 issue is framed in my home office. The image of a staged moon landing, and five short sentences challenging common known facts serve as the backdrop for an ominous title: “The War on Science.”...

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What Does Private Sector Need in Terms of an Enabling Environment to More Strategically Contribute to the SDGs?

Sep 22, 2017 10:00 AM ET - There is a common understanding that the active participation of business will be a principal driver in achieving the SDGs. But specific recommendations, capacity and practices enabling such contributions have yet to be fully developed in order to...

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Yale and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Announce Collaboration to Improve Corporate Reporting

Sep 22, 2017 8:15 AM ET - Recognizing the critical role that private capital flows will play in moving society toward a more sustainable future, Yale University has launched the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF). This new academic effort will provide high-quality...

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Investors Take Notice: Healthy Building Features Could Contribute to Corporate Financial Value

Sep 21, 2017 2:55 PM ET - Businesses, real estate professionals, and investors who are interested in increasing financial value should be taking strong interest in the healthy building movement, a new report by DelosTM reveals. The report, “Health, Well-being, and the...

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Breakthrough Approaches for Sustainable Cities

Sep 21, 2017 1:05 PM ET - As more and more of the world’s population is moving to cities, how do we ensure a healthy and sustainable setting for city dwellers – and for the businesses supporting these local economies? Mark Wallace from UPS shares findings from a recent UPS/...

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Working for the Future of Forests

Sep 21, 2017 9:15 AM ET - Much of the world is under the misconception that paper is a wasteful, environmentally irresponsible product. But the opposite is true.

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Ground-Breaking Report is a First Step Towards a Unified Mechanism to Help Businesses Report on Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 21, 2017 9:15 AM ET - Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report – Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets. Developed by GRI...

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Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets Launched

Sep 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET - Launched today, the Business Reporting on the SDGs: Analysis of Goals and Targets is a ground-breaking report, and a first step towards a unified mechanism to help businesses report on contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals. Developed by...

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Integrated Approaches for Multifunctional Landscapes

Sep 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET - Opening the IUCN/ICRAF event ‘Integrated approaches for multifunctional landscapes: connecting LDN, biodiversity and climate change’ at the recent UNCCD summit, Ms Barbut laid out in stark terms the challenge of meeting the world’s growing demand...

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Keeping Yosemite Green: The Zero Landfill Initiative

Sep 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET - Over four million visitors come to Yosemite National Park every year. Between visitors and park staff we end up with nearly 2,200 tons of garbage annually. This is not the legacy anyone intends to leave behind.

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Caterpillar's Community Impact

Sep 20, 2017 4:00 PM ET - Our success contributes to the social stability of regions around the world. Caterpillar and our employees focus on contributing time and resources to promoting the health and welfare of communities in which we work and live. We conduct our business...

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Live #CiscoChat September 21st: Developing Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Large-Scale Impact

Sep 20, 2017 2:50 PM ET - Big issues call for big solutions. Declining community health, poor economic sustainability, and insufficient access to education are just a few of societal challenges we face. But when governments, companies, and nonprofits collaborate...

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Trends in Integrated LNG and Gas Generation: A Timely Consideration for Indonesia and the Philippines

Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM ET - For growing maritime nations like Indonesia and the Philippines, integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals and gas-fired gen can help balance the power mix. Although coal remains the No. 1 fuel choice, LNG and gas-to-power...

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Points of Light Releases The 2017 Civic 50 Report

Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM ET - Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has released a new report, “Inspiring and Leading in Times of Change: Insights and Best Practices from The 2017 Civic 50.” The Civic 50 provides a national standard...

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Demand for Digital Skills Increases in Middle-Skill Job Market

Sep 20, 2017 9:00 AM ET - Eight in ten middle-skill job postings now demand digital skills, a four-point increase over the last two years, according to new research conducted by Burning Glass Technologies for Capital One.

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Advancing Gender Equality

Sep 20, 2017 8:45 AM ET - BNY Mellon was one of the first financial institutions in the U.S. to do business with women, dating back to the 1870s when we started encouraging women to take control of their finances. Today, striving for gender equality within and...

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Sappi North America's Environmental Responsibility: Energy and Emissions

Sep 19, 2017 4:30 PM ET - We approach environmental responsibility from a holistic perspective grounded in life cycle thinking—looking carefully at raw material use, energy generation, manufacturing and the end of life of our products. We work across the supply chain to...

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What Makes a Strong Leader in Sustainability?

Sep 19, 2017 2:35 PM ET - Work in sustainability entails immense challenges, and much of the area is uncharted. To navigate it, strong leadership is essential. For the twentieth year in a row, the GlobeScan-SustainAbility survey Sustainability Leaders has sought to answer...

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Domtar Sustainability: Bringing Our Sustainable Forestry Practices to Life

Sep 19, 2017 9:15 AM ET - Domtar engages in a wide variety of initiatives to ensure we leave the forests that we depend on, and the communities we are a part of, better off for the long term. This is how we bring Domtar’s Sustainable Forestry Principles to life across the...

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